Border spreading systems


AutoTS – The disc-integrated border spreading system

AutoTS – Comfortable adjustment and precise lateral distribution right up to the field border
The disc-integrated AutoTS border spreading system enables the activation of the different border spreading techniques – side, border or watercourse spreading – comfortably via the terminal in the tractor cab, irrespective of to which side.

AutoTS – the ingenious principle
A setting motor twists the carrier vane forwards by approximately 10 ° so that, when border or watercourse spreading, the fertiliser is delivered via the shorter border spreading vanes. Due to the combination of disc speed and a shorter vane, the fertiliser is thrown over a significant shorter distance without affecting it mechanically.

“The design specification for the development of the Amazone ZA-TS was clear: no longer should there be any compromise between normal spreading and side, border and watercourse spreading around the field boundaries.” 
(profi – Spreading systems in practice “hydraulic or mechanical”· · 06/2017)

Border Spreading Calculator – calculate those additional profits
With AutoTS, an average increase in yield of about 17% can be achieved around the field boundary compared with other well-known systems. Calculate it for yourself now!

AutoTS – The disc-integrated border spreading system
  1. AutoTS – setting for normal spreading 2) AutoTS – setting of carrier vane for border spreading

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Border spreading systems from AMAZONE – Full control. At all times!

Effective and precise – spread only where the fertiliser will benefit plants

  1. Working width 2) Half working width
Side spreading (yield-oriented setting)
The adjacent field is an area which is used agriculturally. In this case it is tolerable for a small quantity of fertiliser to be thrown over the field border. The full target rate is applied right up to the field boundary.

  1. Working width 2) Half working width

Border spreading (environmentally oriented) with Limiter V or V+
If the field is next to a road or a cycle path, no fertiliser may be thrown beyond the field boundary. In this case, the throwing distance is adjusted in combination with the shutter slide.

  1. Working width 2) Half working width

Water course spreading (environmentally oriented setting)
If there is a body of water directly at the edge of the field, a defined distance to the water must be maintained when fertilising according to the fertiliser regulations. For this purpose, the throwing distance is further reduced in combination with the shutter slide.

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  1. Working width 2) Working width

BorderTS in combination with AutoTS 
Using the BorderTS deflector means that the full target amount is applied at the field boundary, without spreading beyond it. In combination with AutoTS, the area between the first tramline and the field boundary is fertilised with the desired application rate. A sharp-edged cut-off right up to the field boundary is achieved.

Bed spreading via bed spreading deflector on both sides
AMAZONE offers the bed spreading deflector for spreading special crops in beds on the left and right of the tramline. It keeps the track virtually free from fertiliser. The bed spreading deflector is actuated manually or, as an option, hydraulically from the tractor cab.

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  1. Working width 2) Working width

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Increased yield on the border thanks to AutoTS

The AutoTS border spreading system provides the user with a very reliably steep border spread pattern and thus optimum growing conditions near to the field edge. Compared to other border spreading systems, a significant increase in yield is possible.

Automatic rate reduction when border spreading is possible with the AutoTS spreading unit. Rate changes are possible in freely selectable percentage steps. As the two spreading discs can be operated independently from one another, the change can be applied to just one, or both sides.

AutoTS border spreading system (green line)

  1. The throwing distance of the fertiliser is restricted by a shorter spreading vane.
  2. The fertiliser remains undamaged and is optimally distributed up to the field boundary.
  3. Due to the reduced throwing speed of the fertiliser, only a few granules fall beyond the field boundary.

Conventional border spreading systems (red line)

  1. The mechanical deflection of the fertiliser causes damage to the granules which then drop next to the tramline.
  2. This quantity of damaged fertiliser is then missing from the boundary zone area resulting in under-fertilisation.
  3. Not all the fertiliser granules are mechanically deflected, so that some are spread well beyond the field boundary.
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Proven precision! Innovation Farm field trial

Field trials prove the best border spreading results
The aim of the field trial was to demonstrate the fact that border spreading systems not only provide ecological benefits but also that they have a great influence on the potential yield in the field boundary area.

Precise technology is required to spread the full rate of fertiliser right up to the field boundary, even at the larger working widths, as well as avoiding any fertiliser losses outside the field boundary.

AutoTS and BorderTS fulfil these requirements. This means that higher yields can be achieved, even at the field boundary.

Core messages of the trial

  • “A wider working width or smaller field sizes increases the level of return on a boundary spreading system.” 
  • “The AutoTS and BorderTS spread patterns show a relatively even spread rate all the way up to the boundary where the rate then drops steeply.” 
  • “Any underdosage was clearly reduced by using AutoTS and BorderTS, which translates into higher yields.” 
  • “This means that using both AutoTS and BorderTS is beneficial at the larger working widths.“

(top agrar - “Precision goes boundary spreading" - 07/2022)

Bewiesene Präzision! (1) Feldversuche
The diagram shows the border spreading operation, in which the aim was not to spread any fertiliser beyond the field boundary if possible.

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BorderTS border spreading system – Spread only where the crop will benefit from the fertiliser applied

Maximum amount of fertiliser right up to the field boundary
AMAZONE has developed the BorderTS deflector for even more precise fertilisation up to the field boundary when spreading at those larger working widths. In contrast with conventional border spreading deflectors, the BorderTS deflector operates in collaboration with the AutoTS border spreading system integrated in the spreading discs. The spread patterns of both the BorderTS and the AutoTS are matched to each other.

All values can be stored in the spreader settings beforehand, so that the appropriate setting parameters are set automatically depending on the application situation.

  • “With the BorderTS, Amazone offers an extended version of AutoTS, which delivers the full rate right up to the boundary.”
  • “…BorderTS can be used for base fertiliser applications, on grassland and in row crops. In addition, a pass is also possible for that initial application in cereal crops with tramlines, as in our case. The wheel tracks at the field edge disappear in time. The plants get the full fertiliser rate and start the new season in good shape.“
    (profi – “Border worker" · 04/2022)

  • Using the BorderTS border spreading system enables increased yields of up to 27% on the outer five metres of the field boundary area when compared with conventional border spreading systems.
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Baffle plate construction and software integration

At large working widths, the fertiliser must be accelerated considerably more, in order to achieve a good area of overlap with the spread fan of the first tramline. Due to the high energy of the granules, the evenness of distribution behind the tractor provided by conventional systems is often unsatisfactory. The BorderTS deflector features a special baffle plate construction which includes a guide plate, the angle of which can be adjusted. The baffles first remove the energy from the granules, which are then gently guided to the ground by the guide plate. The guide plate is infinitely adjustable for optimal application up to the field boundary. In addition, a sensor detects the working position. When the deflector is in use, the spread rate and the delivery point of the fertiliser onto the spreading disc are automatically adjusted to ensure the best possible lateral distribution in combination with the disc-integrated AutoTS border spreading system.

It goes without saying that the application rate can be manually overridden at any time in response to special situations.

“Checking with the mats at the field boundary showed the effectiveness of the deflector in our application. At the same time, the fertiliser rate for the field was applied right up to the boundary after driving in the tramline and round the outside – excellent.“
(profi – “Border worker" · 04/2022)

Lamellenstruktur und Software-Integration (1) Illustration_BorderTS_20220928_final

1. Fertiliser is spread from the edge of the field into the crop by the BorderTS deflector, with automatic reduction of the target rate to 50%. The shutter nearest the field boundary is left closed.
2. AutoTS spreads at 50% from the first tramline across to the boundary side to achieve the target rate across the total field boundary area. Normal spreading to the field side with 100 % of the target rate.
3. In the subsequent tramlines, normal spreading is resumed with 100% of the target rate to both sides.
4. Working width
5. Half working width

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HeadlandControl – Optimum lateral distribution on the headland

  1. Working width
  2. Throwing distance (2x working width)
  3. Active HeadlandControl
  4. Border spreading
  5. HeadlandControl provides an increase in the working width towards the inside of the field on the headland

The problem: Over- and under-fertilisation on the headland

The AutoTS border spreading system makes it possible for the operator to reliably generate a very steep cut-off to the border spread pattern and thus create the perfect growing conditions right up against the field edge. Compared to other border spreading systems, a significant increase in yield is possible.

Switch-off time on the headland: Without HeadlandControl

  • Spreader switches off too late and is already turning 
  • Tractor would have to drive beyond the headland tramline

Das Problem: Über- und Unterdüngung am Vorgewende (1) HeadlandControl_Vergleich_b_d1_21031

Result: Over- and under-fertilised zones are created

  1. Over-fertilisation (dark-green)
  2. Under-fertilisation (white)
  3. Standard headland
  4. Inner throwing distance without HeadlandControl

The solution: HeadlandControl

When HeadlandControl is activated, the throwing width and spread rate are increased on the field side, so that the switch-off point is moved towards the inside of the field. Furthermore, the new part-width section control, which is now adapted to the shape of the spread fan, causes the part-width sections to be switched off from the outside to the inside when entering the headland. Over- and under-fertilised zones on the headland are subsequently avoided.

With HeadlandControl

  • HeadlandControl means that the spreader continues to apply fertiliser to the crop when it is on the headland 
  • The tractor can follow the wheel tracks of the sprayer

Die Lösung: HeadlandControl (1) HeadlandControl_Vergleich_c_d1_210316

Result: Uniform crops across the headland

  1. Improved lateral distribution at the headland
  2. Switch-off point moved
  3. Extended headland
  4. Inner throwing distance with HeadlandControl

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Perfected headland coverage thanks to HeadlandControl and the new part-width section control

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Spread pattern simulator

The spread pattern simulator gives an intuitive introduction to how a fertiliser spreader works. Optimal settings for a variety of combinations of fertilisers and working widths can be clearly displayed and the influence that wind and fertiliser quality have also shown. Try it for yourself…